“The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit,” John 3:8 (KJV).
When the wind blows through the trees, even though you cannot see the wind, you see the leaves and limbs move. It is PROOF that the wind is truly blowing. You see how the tree moves based on the direction of the air flow, and you can hear its strength. So it is with the Spirit. He is as real as the wind, and has a very real impact on people as they are moved by Him and enlightened with His truth…. you can SEE THE CHANGE, often immediately and other times over time… BUT THERE IS CHANGE.
“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a SOUND from heaven as of a RUSHING MIGHTY WIND, and it FILLED ALL the house where they were sitting. And there APPEARED UNTO THEM CLOVEN TONGUES LIKE AS OF FIRE, and IT SAT UPON EACH OF THEM. And THEY WERE ALL FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST and BEGAN TO SPEAK WITH OTHER TONGUES, as the Spirit gave them utterance,” Acts 2:1-4.
What took place at Pentecost was the Holy Spirit moving with great strength and power. He was heard, He was felt, He was seen, and the people manifested a change as in their speech as they were filled. Those who were spectators, also HEARD them speak the wonderful works of God in their own language……. and they marvelled They were all amazed, and asked what meanest this? Others said they were drunk….but IT WAS AN OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT….
In Acts 2:17-18 Peter quotes the prophet Joel, “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy………..”
What I want to know, is, are you actually experiencing the Holy Spirit? Can you hear Him speak, do you feel His presence, are you changed at all when He shows up? Have you seen Him working in your life lately? If not, maybe you should really evaluate what your doing and where your attending church…. is the music and preaching anointed so you are moved to worship with all your heart, and, to repent and make changes to your life to glorify the King of Kings…. HE HASN’T GONE ANYWHERE…… HE IS HERE AND WANTS TO MANIFEST HIMSELF TO YOU AFRESH….. PRESS IN LIKE NEVER BEFORE, AND GET AWAY FROM THE WET BLANKETS, FOR THEY BRING DEATH.
“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will SPUE THEE OUT OF MY MOUTH……,” Revelation 3:15-16.
The Lord says today,
“RESOLUTE CONCENTRATION of heart and soul. My ways are simple yet profound, like the wind, a simple breeze, a simple movement that has a profound result. SUBTLE……. SO WALK CLOSELY WITH ME TO SEE THE WAY. FOCUS….. that’s what this walk with Me requires is FOCUS, your heart set irrevocably on Me. There can be nothing before Me, nothing instead, it is all or nothing.”
IT IS TIME, BELOVED, NOT TO SETTLE ANYMORE FOR ANYTHING BUT THE REAL HOLY SPIRIT, AND LIVE!
~ Celeste Dewey